CTC253 – Come to Gather

Welcome to our hop at Caseing the Catty this week!! I can’t believe that we are into November and that the end of the year is coming up quickly!! But I am excited to be putting up my Christmas tree next weekend! I don’t care if people think it’s too early, but I love my trees (yes there’s more than one) and decorations and love having the lights on every night.

This week, we are casing the Come to Gather suite, pages 46-51 of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.

I was inspired by the Apple card on page 49 on the top right corner.

I love the Gleaming Ornaments punches and decided to use them on my card. My colours were inspired by the Wrapped in Plaid dsp. This is such a nice paper and I love the gold elements on it. I stamped the larger ornament with Golden Glitz ink and punched out 4. The smaller ornament is stamped in Cherry Cobbler. I scored each one in half and glued them together. I also stamped the holly in the gold ink as well and coloured using blends.

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas set.

Next up is my lovely travel budding, Tina. Can’t believe it’s been 12 months since we went to Onstage in Orlando!!

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CTC251 – Brightly Gleaming

Welcome back to another fun week at Caseing the Catty. I went to a craft show on Friday with my Mum and sister and we had a great time!! So many projects to make and not enough time!!

We are casing the colours of the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP and being inspired by a layout from page 30. So the colours are Copper, Night of Navy, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla and Pretty Peacock.

I decided to case the card on the top right. This is such a lovely card, which I think I’m going to re-create as I love the background dsp, the ornaments and the colours. However, I did do something different for our challenge!

For my background, I embossed a piece of copper foil using the Tufted embossing folder. I love this folder!! It is so elegant.

I then cut 2 stitched rectangles in Pretty Peacock and Very Vanilla and stamped the sentiment from the Bells are Ringing stamp set.

I cut out three bells in Pretty Peacock and Copper foil from the Detailed Bells Dies. I trimmed the copper bell and attached it on the bottom left corner. I tied a bow using the copper trim.

I’m really happy with how this card turned out!! It’s so shiny and you know I love bling!!

Next up is the lovely Shannon. I can’t wait to see what clever creation she has this week.

We would love to see your creations over on at our Facebook group.

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CTC250 – Casing a Fall layout

Welcome to a soggy weekend in South East Queensland. It has been so dry here so it’s nice to finally have a wet weekend. And it’s cold!! We were so hot on Monday with 36 degrees and now it’s 15!

We are casing a layout on page 46 from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.

I decided to case the layout at the bottom left with the ribbon behind the Stitched Nested labels die.

I decided to use the Night Before Christmas DSP and the note cards. You know how you have friends that you give Christmas cards to who are not really into hand made cards and don’t really appreciate the work that goes into them. Well these are the perfect cards for them!!

So I trimmed the cardstock to fit the notecard, cut out the sentiment piece in Old Olive using the Beautiful Boughs Dies and embossed the sentiment in silver embossing powder. This pretty sentiment is from the new Christmas Rose stamp set from the Christmas Time is Here Suite which will be available on 1 November. I then used either the Garden Green double stitched ribbon or the Real Red Curly ribbon behind the sentiment. These were so quick and easy to make, that I made 10 with my helper, Jaster.

I hope you like these quick and easy cards. Don’t forget about those cute note cards!! Next up is the lovely Tina.

We would love to see your creations so please share it over on at our Facebook group.

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CTC249 – Toile Tidings

Happy World Card Making Day for yesterday! I hope you were able to make a card or two yesterday. I had a lovely day with a couple of my customers and I made the Christmas Countdown Project Kit and the Joy of Giving Tag Kit. Both of these kits are so much nicer than the photos in the catalogue!

This week, we are casing the Toile Tidings Suite, pages 6-11 of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.

I decided to case one of the wreath cards on page 9.

I really love the look of the vellum over the cardstock so that is where I started. I love the Perennial Essence DSP but I have struggled to use it as it’s so nice and I don’t want to cut it up!. But I bit the bullet and did it. Well just a little bit of it!!

I cut a wreath in Highland Heather using the All Around Wreath die and attached it using mini dimensionals. I then used a Crushed Curry marker and inked up the outline of the banner from the Toile Christmas stamp set which I then cut out with the Christmas Cardinal die. I stamped the Thanks sentiment (from Here’s a Card) in Silvery Shimmer ink.

Next up is the lovely Tina.

Please share your project with us over on at our Facebook group.

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CTC248 – Casing Annual Catty using Holiday supplies

Well it seems like Summer is coming early to Queensland. It’s been a bit warm this weekend!! This week we are casing an Annual Catalogue project and use Holiday Catalogue supplies.

I really love the heirloom frame card on page 12 of the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalogue.

For my background, I used the Stylish Scroll embossing folder. Thi sis such a pretty folder. I created the frame using the Stitched Rectangle dies. I used the Toile Tidings DSP for the centre of the frame. The cardinal and sentiment is from the Toile Christmas stamp set and cut out with the Christmas Cardinal dies.

I’m really happy with how this card turned out! My class ladies might be making this one in October.

Next up is the lovely Rachel.

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CTC247 – Holiday Punches

I’m in Yamba this weekend with my family, celebrating my parent’s 50th Wedding Anniversary. I haven’t made them a card yet !! (Bad daughter, I know!!) but their anniversary isn’t actually until November, so I’ve got a bit of time up my sleeve!!

This week, we are casing the Holiday Catalogue punch projects.

It’s surprising how many new punches there are in the Holiday catty. There’s the Snowman builder punch, Pine tree punch, Moose punch, Gleaming Ornament punches, Apple builder punch and the Every Season punch pack!!

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I go crazy and start looking at my catalogue from the back! Wild, I know!! And I didn’t get very far as on the second last page (p62), there was a really cute card that I just had to case!!

I was feeling a bit lazy (and I didn’t want to get up and down from my desk as I broke my little toe the day before and my foot was a bit sore), so I used a piece of the gorgeous Wrapped in Plaid DSP as the background. I love how every piece of this dsp has gold on it. I’m a sucker for sparkle, in case you hadn’t noticed. I then punched a pine tree from the paper and gold embossed one of the tree stamps from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set. A stitched circle, some retired gold thread and voila!!

The sentiment is from the Greatest Part of Christmas stamp set (hostess set) and is cut from the Merry Christmas dies.

Now seeing as I was home from work due to my foot, I had time to play so I decided to have a go at re-creating the ornament from a couple of years ago using the punches instead of dies.

You will never guess which DSP I used? Can you? It’s the Monster Bash DSP!! Isn’t the reverse side of this piece elegant!! So I punched out 4 of each shape for each “petal” and made 5 of these. I kept one flat and scored the other 3 in half. I then tombow glued them together. Repeat for both of the Gleaming Ornament punches. I then punched out a couple of circles and hot glued each “petal” onto the circle. I added Seaside Spray Metallic ribbon between each petal, which I attached with hot glue. More hot glue to attach the smaller circle of petals to the bigger circle.

I then punched a 1″ circle from silver glimmer paper and stamped the sentiment from the Toile Christmas stamp set in Silvery Shimmer Ink and die cut it using the Christmas Cardinal dies.

I’m pretty happy with how it turned out!! Let me know what you think!

Next up is my talented friend, Siobhan.

I’d love to see your punch creations over on at our Facebook group.

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CTC246 – Feels like Frost

Welcome to another fun week at Casing the Catty!!

We are casing the Feels like Frost DSP (use the colours of the DSP as Inspiration and layouts from page 40) Balmy Blue, Blushing Bride, Highland Heather, Night of Navy, Pretty Peacock, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray, Smoky Slate, Whisper White.

Now I’m the one who comes up with our Challenges and when I created my projects for tonight, I just read the bit about casing a layout and missed the bit about using the colours of the DSP!! Oops!! So please forgive my use of different colours for this challenge!! Just do what I say, not what I do!!

So I was inspired by the layout on the bottom left.

I love the Let it Snow Specialty DSP however, I don’t have any of the matching stamps and punches etc. But the paper is just so nice on it’s own, so I kept my cards fairly simple.

My sentiments come from the host stamp set, Greatest Part of Christmas. I love this set as it has lots of nice sentiments. I used the Stitched Nested Labels which I love!!

I love the glitter on the paper but the photos don’t really do it justice.

Next up is the lovely Michelle.

We would love to see your creations showcasing this dsp over on at our Facebook group.

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